Parsha Korach

The Mishna in Pirkei Avos describes the machlokes that Korach instigated against Moshe Rabbeinu as one that was ’sheloh leshem shamayim’.[1]  Sheloh leshem shamayim refers to selfish reasons such as desire of kavod.  However,  Chazal tell us that Korach and his cohorts confronted Moshe not with personal attacks but with genuine

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Parshas Korach – Making Peace

Parshas Korach describes the most famous machlokes (dispute) in the Torah, in which Korach and his cohorts challenged the leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu.  After Korach, Dassan and Aviram flagrantly initiated the dispute with Moshe and Aaron, Moshe attempted to make peace with them.  He first tried to appease Korach,

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Peace and Strife

Peace and Strife Any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven will have a constructive outcome; but one that is not for the sake of Heaven will not have a constructive outcome. What sort of dispute was for the sake of Heaven? The dispute between Hillel

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What Was Korach Denying

What Was Korach Denying?Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt”l would say the following thoughts in a shmues virtually every year (during a certain tekufa) on Parshas Korach. He would also mention these ideas quite often in chaburas as well.He felt that they were extremely fundamental. There was one particular

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Parshas Korach

Topics covered in this class: Moshe quells the rebellion. Giving criticism Pride Moshe quells the rebellion. The story line: The rebellion starts, Moshe dares them into offering a non – kosher offering, Korach and his group are swallowed up in a miraculous way and the other 250

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